In a nutshell, we love good smells. Many adults respond so positively to certain smells because it helps to trigger an old memory that we may reflect fondly upon. The feelings and images that it conjures up create such a pleasant mood within us and we develop this natural high, because the brain has released more endorphins. But, this is a calm and peaceful feeling that washes over us, and makes our bodies want to relax. Now, wouldn’t you want this feeling to help you battle all of that restlessness you’ve been experiencing during the night?
Aromatherapy has grown in popularity over the years, most likely because adults are getting sick and tired of being plied with the wide variety of medications and gimmicks that claim to have you sleeping well in no time. But many of these can be quite addictive and/or costly, so it is sometimes not even worth it. And chances are, your problems will just become worse once you stop doing it.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you just lied down on your bed, and were gently lulled into a peaceful slumber, and you did not wake up feeling like a groggy mess the next day? When all you need to do is spray your linens with a wonderful aroma, those other ‘get some sleep quick’ gimmicks seem so over the top. We want to feel good inside, rather than ply our bodies with unnecessary chemicals that can do more harm than good.
What it comes down to is that we want to feel nurtured and cared for, even if we are doing things to pamper ourselves. Our rooms often times become a sanctuary, a safe haven where we feel like we can truly rest, be ourselves, and just enter a nice world of dreams. But, that little devil insomnia creeps up at night and then ruins all of our good-natured plans by causing us to wake frequently and cause sleeplessness.
So adults, we need to take back the night and make ourselves as comfortable as possible. Find someone to tuck you in, or just make your bed nice and relaxing for yourself. Take that bottle of sleep mist, and gingerly cover your sheets and pillows with the most luxurious scents that you love. You can feel so good about going to sleep, and your restlessness will become a thing of the past. Just lie back and drift off slowly and nicely into a great sleep that you have not experienced in years.
You do not have to be embarrassed that you want to be babied from time to time, particularly when it comes to sleeping. Insomnia can cause us to be so frazzled and grumpy, so doing something to make us feel young and refreshed again holds no shame. Close your eyes, picture yourself as a young child, turn over and breathe in those gentle aromas, and dream about all the things you used to do and still can do to feel like a kid again. Don’t let a sleeping problem get in the way of taking care of yourself the way you should be.